Guards sleeping on the job and/or missing events and/or reacting too slowly to an event to stop a crime is a common problem in the guard industry. The average guard services pay their guards little more than minimum wage. Consequently, the guard needs to find additional employment to help make ends meet. But a person has to sleep sometime, more times than not, they are getting their much-needed sleep on their guard shift. This means they’re tired and not fully alert & reflexes are slow. This does not necessarily mean ALL guards at this level are going to fall asleep, but your risk factor increases for sure.